2007 October — Cool Health News

2007  October — Cool Health News

All the latest news about health and fitness

Want to stop superbugs? Clean up hospitals: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hospitals seeking to keep patients from picking up infections should focus as much on cleaning up invisible germs as on removing the visible dirt, a British doctor argued on Tuesday.

Vitamin D cuts colon cancer death risk: U.S. study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People with higher vitamin D levels are less likely to die of colorectal cancer, researchers said on Tuesday, but the vitamin does not appear to affect the chances of dying from any other type of cancer.

China approves food safety law, WHO lauds efforts

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government approved in principle on Wednesday a new food safety law aimed at raising standards at every level of production, a senior official said.

Many older doctors plan to phase out their practice

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The results of a new survey indicate that 48 percent of physicians between 50 and 65 years of age are planning to reduce or end their clinical practice in the next 1 to 3 years. The findings also suggest that many older physicians believe that their younger counterparts do not have the work ethic they do.

Donut chain latest in string of Japan food scandals

TOKYO (Reuters) - Another day, another food scandal in Japan.

Judge dismisses hormone case against Wyeth

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A judge in Minnesota has dismissed a product liability lawsuit against Wyeth, granting the drugmaker’s motion for summary judgment in a case in which a woman blamed the company’s hormone replacement therapy for her breast cancer, Wyeth said on Tuesday.

AIDS virus invaded U.S. from Haiti: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The AIDS virus invaded the United States in about 1969 from Haiti, carried most likely by a single infected immigrant who set the stage for it to sweep the world in a tragic epidemic, scientists said on Monday.

Want to stop superbugs? Clean up hospitals: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hospitals seeking to keep patients from picking up infections should focus as much on cleaning up invisible germs as on removing the visible dirt, a British doctor argued on Tuesday.

Vitamin D does not prevent death from cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to what many people believe, vitamin D may not be a strong anti-cancer agent, the results of a new study suggest.

Many older doctors plan to phase out their practice

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The results of a new survey indicate that 48 percent of physicians between 50 and 65 years of age are planning to reduce or end their clinical practice in the next 1 to 3 years. The findings also suggest that many older physicians believe that their younger counterparts do not have the work ethic they do.

Judge dismisses hormone case against Wyeth

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A judge in Minnesota has dismissed a product liability lawsuit against Wyeth, granting the drugmaker’s motion for summary judgment in a case in which a woman blamed the company’s hormone replacement therapy for her breast cancer, Wyeth said on Tuesday.

Concurrent sex partners not uncommon for U.S. men

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eleven percent of U.S. men say they’ve carried on more than one sexual relationship at a time during the past year — a practice that may facilitate transmission of HIV, according to researchers.

Depression may slow healing of mouth sores

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The healing of wounds in the mouth and on other mucous membranes appears to be slowed in people with a depressed mood, according to a report in Psychosomatic Medicine.

Brain scans have big implications for U.S. courts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was one of the worst killing rampages in U.S. history. In August 1966, Charles Whitman murdered his wife and his mother, then climbed a tower at the University of Texas and used a high-powered rifle to fatally shoot 14 more people before being killed by police.

Bargain nip and tuck draws tourists to South America

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Canadian lobster and tuna fisherman Everett Condon had never traveled further south than the United States until this year, when he spent his off-season going to tango shows and getting plastic surgery in Argentina.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ziprasidone, sold under the trade name Geodon, is well tolerated by patients and shows long-term efficacy as maintenance therapy for patients with schizophrenia who have not responded to other drugs, according to the results of a clinical trial published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.